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    1. Smoke Less, Drink Less?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England, including 144 who said they had attempted to quit smoki

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    2. Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes -- called subarachnoid hemorrhages -- are eight times more com

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    3. 1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of declines in smoking rates in the United States, one in five Americans still smokes or uses hookahs, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Cigarettes

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    4. E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that's not the case. In laboratory experiments on cultured cells, researchers from the University of Califor

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    5. Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds. In fact, no states in the U.S. Southeast have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect nonsmokers from

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    6. Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may seem like eye-rolling teens never listen, but a new U.S. government report finds many kids are getting some health messages loud and clear. Smoking among high school students is at an all-time low. Slightly more th

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    7. Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images May Help Some Quit

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ghastly smoking-relating photos on cigarette packs do encourage smokers to quit, a new study finds. "This is the first top-quality evidence available that these warnings do change behavior," said lead researcher Noel Brew

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    8. Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weeks of a woman's menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests. Success was less likely when a "quit day" fell during the follicular phase, or first half of the monthly

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    9. Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers turn to e-cigarettes with the hope that the electronic nicotine delivery devices will help them give up regular cigarettes. But new research suggests that for most smokers, e-cigarettes aren't an acceptable al

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    10. Adult Smoking Rate Sees Largest Drop in 2 Decades

      May 24, 2016 -- The smoking rate among American adults fell from 17 percent in 2014 to 15 percent in 2015, the largest one-year decline in more than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The smoking rate has been declining for decades, but typically falls one percent

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